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    Rethinking the PhD in geography: overview and introduction

    Boyle, Mark (2015) Rethinking the PhD in geography: overview and introduction. GeoJournal, 80. pp. 159-168. ISSN 0343-2521

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    Today many Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are actively upscaling, refining and improving their existing PhD programs. Geography PhD programs have not been immune from these developments. The intention of this Special Issue (SI) is to further build and fortify the community of interest which is now forming around the changing trajectory of the PhD degree in Geography by: (a) providing a brief resume of knowledge and thinking about the principal problems which continue to impede PhD programs and documenting innovative and best practice in different national settings, and; (b) reflecting critically upon new contexts and trends which are working on HEIs, Departments of Geography, and PhD programs and providing space to articulate—or to reclaim—alternative value systems for PhD programs and to reflect upon the types of PhD structures and program designs these values might give birth to. This SI comprises a series of short papers, commentaries and interventions, incorporating insights from PhD program directors, current and recently graduated PhD students, experienced PhD supervisors, newly appointed faculty, and scholars of pedagogy.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: PhD; Reform; Innovative practice; Values; Public University;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 8706
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    Depositing User: Mark Boyle
    Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2017 17:04
    Journal or Publication Title: GeoJournal
    Publisher: Springer Verlag
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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